Dr. Mark J. Perry is a full professor of economics at the Flint campus of the University of Michigan, where he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in economics and finance since 1996. Starting in the fall of 2009, Perry has also held a joint appointment as a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Perry holds two graduate degrees in economics (M.A. and Ph.D.) from George Mason University and an MBA degree in finance from the University of Minnesota.
Perry has been best known in recent years as the creator and editor of one the nation’s most popular economics blog, Carpe Diem. Perry has written on a daily basis since the fall of 2006 to share his thoughts, opinions and expertise on economic issues, with a strong emphasis on displaying economic data in a visually appealing way using graphs, charts and tables.
In addition to an active scholarly research agenda, Perry enjoys writing guest editorials for a general audience on current economic issues and his opinion pieces have appeared in most major newspapers around the country, including USA Today, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Investor’s Business Daily, The Hill, Washington Examiner, Dallas Morning News, Sacramento Bee, Saint Paul Pioneer Press, The Miami Herald, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press and many others.